Home Savings and Loan and its holding company promote 3

YOUNGSTOWN — Home Savings and Loan Co. and its holding company have promoted three key officers.

David Lodge has been named president and chief operating officer of United Community Financial Corp., the Youngstown-based holding company. Lodge has been president and chief operating officer of Home Savings.

His responsibilities at the holding company include strategic planning for Home Savings and Butler Wick, another UCFC subsidiary, and planning mergers and acquisitions.

Lodge will continue as a UCFC board member.

Lodge came to Home Savings in 2000 from Metropolitan Bank & Trust in Mayfield Heights, where he was executive vice president.

Douglas McKay will remain chief executive and chairman of the board for both UCFC and Home Savings.

Patrick Bevack has been named president and chief operating officer of Home Savings. He had been executive vice president and chief financial officer at Home Savings.

Bevack is responsible for controlling Home Savings’ organizational and fiscal objectives. He has been appointed to the Home Savings board.

Bevack also came from Metropolitan Bank & Trust, where he was senior vice president of mortgage lending.

Patrick Kelly has been named chief financial officer and treasurer of Home Savings. Kelly, who has been a senior vice president at Home Savings, also is continuing as CFO and treasurer at UCFC. Kelly has been with Home Savings since 1983.

In other matters, UCFC has named Richard Buoncore of Aurora to its board. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Herbert Shuler.

Buoncore is management partner of BC Investment Partners.

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